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Cast Announced for BIG RIVER at The Lone Tree Arts Center
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2014

Tony-Nominated Director Randal Myler and multi-talented Music Director Dan Wheetman return to Lone Tree Arts Center (LTAC) to create a new vision for Big River: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn after setting the bar high with Hank Williams: Lost Highway last spring and John Denver Holiday Concert in 2012. Returning to the roots of Mark Twain's classic American folktale, this production of Big River focuses on the talent and Voices of the cast as they each become storytellers. (more...)

Director Esther Anderson to Appear at Screening of BOB MARLEY: THE MAKING OF LEGEND at Moving Image, 4/27
by Movies News Desk - Apr 24, 2014

Bob Marley: The Making of Legend screens as part of the series Changing the Picture, sponsored by Time Warner, Inc. on Sunday, April 27, 2014, at 4:30 p.m. at The Museum of the Moving Image. Comprised of never-before-seen archival footage, this enthralling 2011 documentary, directed by Esther Anderson and Gian Godoy, unveils rare glimpses into Bob Marley and The Wailers's rise to stardom, including the band's first rehearsal. Director Anderson will appear in person at the screening. Moderating the post-screening Q&A will be Warrington Hudlin, President of the Black Filmmaker Foundation, Museum trustee, and Changing the Picture co-curator. (more...)

WAKE UP with BroadwayWorld - Thursday, April 24, 2014 - CABARET and THE GREAT IMMENSITY Open, NPH on LETTERMAN and More!
by Jessica Showers - Apr 24, 2014

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: CABARET, starring Alan Cumming and Michelle Williams, opens on Broadway tonight! (more...)

SheKnows Announces Winners of the 2014 Real Woman Beauty Awards
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2014

SheKnows (http://www.sheknows.com), a leading women's media lifestyle platform with more than 40 million unique visitors per month, announced winners of the 2014 Real Woman Beauty Awards at its Spring Fling event on April 23 in New York City. (more...)

BWW Review: Boston Theater Top to Bottom
by Nancy Grossman - Apr 24, 2014

There's something beautifully poetic in juxtaposing two current offerings by small theater companies in Boston. Bad Habit Productions celebrates ambitious women in Caryl Churchill's TOP GIRLS at the Boston Center for the Arts, while Ryan Landry and the Gold Dust Orphans are light years removed from Walt Disney in SNOW WHITE AND THE 7 BOTTOMS at Machine Nightclub in the shadow of Fenway Park. (more...)

Cyrus, Beyonce, Pharrell Among TIME's 100 Most Influential People
by TV News Desk - Apr 24, 2014

Today, TIME reveals the eleventh annual TIME 100, TIME's list of the 100 most influential people in the world. (more...)

Ovum Research Identifies IntelliResponse as Key Player in Virtual Agent Market
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2014

TORONTO, April 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ IntelliResponse, providers of the most widely deployed enterprise virtual agent technology, today announced they have been featured in Ovum Research's 'On the Radar' series, an analysis of up-and-coming vendors in the enterprise market. (more...)

Twitter Watch: HOLLER IF YA HEAR ME Begins Broadway Rehearsals!
by BWW Staff - Apr 24, 2014

On Twitter Watch, Holler If Ya Hear Me wrote 'Welcome to the #HollerBway meet & greet! Say HI to our fabulous cast! Broadway - here we come. (more...)

CELTIC THUNDER to Perform with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, 12/9
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2014

International singing sensation Celtic Thunder will bring their North American Symphony Tour to Heinz Hall to perform with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra on December 9 at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

Opera Colorado Announces Upcoming Productions - MADAMA BUTTERFLY, THE MAGIC FLUTE, and More
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2014

Opera Colorado announced today that it will present Giacomo Puccini's Madama Butterfly(November 2014), W.A. Mozart's The Magic Flute (May 2015), Giuseppe Verdi's Aida (November 2015), and the world premiere of Lori Laitman's The Scarlet Letter (May 2016) starring Elizabeth Futral as Hester Prynne. A vital presence in Denver's cultural ecology, Opera Colorado is the Rocky Mountain region's preeminent grand opera company. The Opera's programming includes mainstage productions, artist development initiatives, and education and community engagement programming. (more...)

Bazaarvoice Reaches Settlement With DOJ in Antitrust Litigation
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2014

AUSTIN, Texas, April 24, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) Bazaarvoice, Inc. (Nasdaq:BV) today announced that it has entered into a settlement with the U.S. Department of Justice ('DOJ') that would resolve the DOJ's claims in the antitrust action challenging Bazaarvoice's 2012 acquisition of PowerReviews. In consideration of the decision issued by the Court on January 8, 2014, the parties have provided to the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California (the 'Court') a Stipulation and Order, including the terms of a Second Amended Proposed Final Judgment. (more...)

Phone2Action Announces New Advisory Board
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2014

WASHINGTON, April 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/  Phone2Action (P2A) today announced that Adrian Fenty, Nathan Daschle, and Gabe Klein are joining the company's board of advisors. The new advisory board will focus on providing strategic guidance for strategy, business development, and new market entry. (more...)

EgoPo Presents Philadelphia Premiere of Romulus Linney's GINT, 5/2 - 5/11
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2014

EgoPo is thrilled to present the finale of their 20th season, the Philadelphia premiere of GINT, Romulus Linney's adaptation of Henrik Ibsen's Peer Gynt. Directed by Artistic Director, Lane Savadove, GINT previews on April 30th, with Press Opening on Friday May 2nd. The production will run two weeks, closing on May 11th, at Christ Church Neighborhood House. (more...)

22 Artists to Address the Legacy of WW1 in AFTER A WAR at LIFT 2014, June 24-29
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2014

LIFT 2014 presents After A War, 24 - 29 June 2014 at Southbank Centre and Battersea Arts Centre. The artistic response to war can be poetic, profound, harsh - and sometimes even surprisingly playful; a reaction to both the war itself and the long shadow it casts many years after the event. (more...)

VIDEO: Dr. Rob Istad Interviews THE RADIO HOUR Composer Jake Heggie and Conductor John Alexander, Parts 1 & 2
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2014

The internationally-acclaimed Pacific Chorale in Orange County, CA will be presenting a new work created by American opera composer Jake Heggie, and the versatile librettist Gene Scheer entitled 'THE RADIO HOUR'. The choral opera will be conducted by Pacific Chorale's Artistic Director, John Alexander, and stage-directed by James R. Taulli. The premiere work will be performed by the organization's chamber choir, The John Alexander Singers, accompanied by an 8-member ensemble of musicians who are members of Pacific Symphony. The performance is on Sunday, May 18 at 5:30 p.m. at the Renee and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall in Costa Mesa, CA. Scroll down to see an interview with composer Jake Heggie and conductor John Alexander! (more...)

AMERICAN IDOL Up 11% in Wednesday Ratings!
by TV News Desk - Apr 24, 2014

After week's of sagging ratings, Fox's AMERICAN IDOL received a bit of positive news following last night's 'Country/Rock 'n Roll' edition. (more...)

THE BROTHER/SISTER PLAYS, Martin Moran's ALL THE RAGE and More Set for Curious Theatre's 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2014

Curious Theatre Company proudly announces the 17th season, and commits to expanding the scope of its fearless and thought-provoking onstage work for Denver audiences. (more...)

Terrence McNally Pens Column on AIDS and the Modern Gay Movement
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2014

Earlier today, Terrence McNally penned a heartfelt column for the Huffington Post, intertwining the AIDS crisis, his story of losing a partner to it, and the gay movement as it moves into modernity with the themes of his recent Broadway production of MOTHERS AND SONS. (more...)

VIDEO: Country/Rock 'n Roll Night on AMERICAN IDOL; Watch All the Performances
by TV News Desk - Apr 24, 2014

It was a little bit country and a little bit rock n' roll as the American Idol Top 6 each performed twice on the Idol stage! (more...)

Ryan Smith Releases 'Motives and Thoughts of a Battered Soul'
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2014

Ryan Smith, one of the new Voices of his generation, shares the creativity of a remarkable journey in this work of poetry. Ryan Smith speaks to readers from his creative mind, emotionally and rawly, but also very insightfully. This is a book to value, a book about seeing his vision, about using past and future experiences, about the power of the word, and about the power of inspiration to move and motivate one's life. Lyrically and visually, Ryan Smith's new timeless work displays a shift of the youth on every page. 'I've always loved to write since school. Maya Angelou and many other great poets have inspired me to become a better, wiser writer and Poet. I hope that my Poetry can help and inspire many...My Goal is to become a worldwide known poet and I'm determined to do so,' says the author. 'Many call Ryan Smith an inspiration and a new leader for this generation, praising his abilities to create a powering touch between lyrics, writing and creativity,' Alberto Ibarra. 'Motives and Thoughts of a Battered Soul' is available in both print and ebook formats. Book Information: Motives and Thoughts of a Battered Soul Author: Ryan Smith Publisher: Xlibris ISBN: 978-1493114054 Published: October 2013 Pages: 122 Genre: Poetry, Personal Reflections About The Author: Born on December 2, 1988 in Farmville, Virginia, Ryan began writing poetry while a student at Prince Edward County High School, which during that 4 year span he decided to make writing a future career path. Good friend Jason Paris was one of the first to notice Ryan's ability with writing and gave him the nickname Ryan the Poet. At age 15, Ryan began entering Poetry Contest placing in the top 20 in each of his writing entries. Ryan once stated 'Writing for me has become a huge part of my life for me to express myself through poetry and storytelling.' Today, he continues to write poetry as well as being an activist and helping others when in need. For more information, review copies, or interviews please contact: Ryan Smith Email: onebuck_08@yahoo.com Twitter: https://twitter.com/smithrc1988 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Ryan-C-Smiths-Poetry/108998542460329 Instagram: http://instagram.com/poeticman1988 (more...)

Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Presents AIDA led by Music Director Robert Spano, 6/5-8
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2014

Music Director Robert Spano will lead the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra (ASO) and Chorus in a concert staging of Verdi's Aida June 5, 2014, at 8:00 p.m., June 7, 2014, at 7:30 p.m., and June 8, 2014, at 2:00 p.m. in Atlanta Symphony Hall at the Woodruff Arts Center. This will be the ASO premiere of Aida, and these performances will mark the end of the Orchestra's 2013-14 season. (more...)

The Wooster Group to Present EARLY SHAKER SPIRITUALS at The Performing Garage, 5/17-6/15
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2014

The Wooster Group will present EARLY SHAKER SPIRITUALS: A RECORD ALBUM INTERPRETATION at The Performing Garage from May 17 through June 15, 2014. The newest Wooster Group work, EARLY SHAKER SPIRITUALS is a performance based on a 1976 LP of Shaker hymns, marches, anthems, and testimony recorded by Sister R. Mildred Barker and the sisters of the Shaker community in Sabbathday Lake, Maine. (more...)

Playwright Paul Downs Colaizzo to Visit Black Lab Theatre to Discuss His Play REALLY REALLY, 4/25
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2014

Playwright Paul Downs Colaizzo will come to Houston to talk to area high school students and speak to theater go-oers about his work and inspiration for the critically acclaimed Off-Broadway play 'Really Really' on April 25th, host Black Lab Theatre announced Tuesday. (more...)

Eastern CT State University Theatre to Present THE LARAMIE PROJECT at Harry Hope Theatre, 4/24-27
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2014

From April 24-27, 2014, Tectonic Theater Company will present The Laramie Project, by Moises Kaufman and Members of the Tectonic Theater Project and directed by Kelsey Guggenheim. Performance times are Thursday- Saturday at 7:30pm, Friday Mid-Day Matinee at 11am; and Sunday at 4:00pm. Performances will be held in the Harry Hope Theatre (Shafer Hall, ground floor, corner of High and Valley Streets, Willimantic). (more...)

Rattlestick's THE FEW Begins Performances Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2014

Rattlestick Playwrights Theater Artistic Director David Van Asselt and Managing Director Brian Long have announced that performances of the New York premiere of The Few, written by Samuel D. Hunter and directed by Davis McCallum, begin tonight at 7pm at Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, 224 Waverly Place. The official opening night is set for Thursday, May 8 at 7pm; The Few is scheduled to run through Sunday, June 8. (more...)

Bombay Sapphire Gin Presents the World Premiere of the 2014 Imagination Series Films
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2014

NEW YORK, April 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ (more...)

Broadway Inspirational Voices to Join NY Pops in Honoring Marc Shaiman & Scott Wittman at Carnegie Hall, 4/28
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2014

On Monday, April 28, 2014, Broadway Inspirational Voices (BIV), under the direction of Michael McElroy (TONY Award Nominee, Big River), will be joining the The New York Pops as it marks its 31st birthday. It will be a grand gala evening celebrating the work of longtime friends and BIV supporters composer, lyricist, and arranger Marc Shaiman and director, lyricist, and writer Scott Wittman, as well as the leadership and mentorship work of corporate honoree Paul J. Massey, Jr., CEO and Founding Partner of Massey Knakal Realty Services. BIV features members from Motown: The musical, The Lion King, Wicked,Spider-Man, The Book of Mormon, Annie, Kinky Boots, After Midnight and more. (more...)

Finborough Theatre to Stage First UK Production in 100 Years of St. John Ervine's JOHN FERGUSON, May 20-June 14
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2014

The first UK production in nearly 100 years of St John Ervine's timeless tragedy John Ferguson opens at the Finborough Theatre for a four week run from Tuesday, 20 May 2014 - Saturday, 14 June 2014. (more...)

Berkeley Repertory Theatre to Present Tony Kushner's 'THE INTELLIGENT HOMOSEXUAL'S GUIDE', Begin. 5/16
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2014

Berkeley Repertory Theatre welcomes back Pulitzer Prize winner Tony Kushner for the West Coast premiere of his latest play, The Intelligent Homosexual's Guide to Capitalism and Socialism with a Key to the Scriptures, an epic tale of love, family, sex, money, and politics. Kushner reunites with one of his favorite collaborators, Michael Leibert Artistic Director Tony Taccone, to bring this sweeping drama to the Roda Theatre. With his trademark mix of soaring intellect and searing emotion, the legendary writer unfurls a poignant story about an Italian family in Brooklyn. When retired longshoreman Gus Marcantonio decides to die, his kids come home with a raucous parade of lovers and spouses to find that even the house keeps secrets. A portrait of a dysfunctional family filled with weighty dialogue, humor, and passion, Kushner's four-act play previews Friday, May 16, opens on Wednesday, May 21, and runs through Sunday, June 29, 2014. (more...)

ANOTHER KIND OF COURAGE, Celebration of Amiri Baraka, Brick City Voices & More Set for 2014 Geraldine R. Dodge Poetry Festival, 10/23-26
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2014

Martin Farawell, The Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation's Poetry Director and Director of the Dodge Poetry Festival, has announced the roster of poets and other performers who will be participating in the 15th biennial Geraldine R. Dodge Poetry Festival, October 23-26, 2014. For the third time the Festival will be held at its new home, the New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) as well as other venues in Newark's Downtown Arts District, all within easy walking distance of NJPAC. (more...)

Amanda Marikar, Eric Percival & More to Star in 3 Voices Theatre's MEIN UNCLE, Begin. 5/29
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2014

3 Voices THEATRE has announced the world premiere of Mein Uncle, an absurdist fairytale about the seeds of inhumanity, written and directed by Aliza Shane (NY IT Award for Outstanding Short Script, The Three Sillies). Mein Uncle, will play Thursday, May 29 continue through Sunday, June, 8, 2014 at The Robert Moss Theater (440 Lafayette Street, 3rd Floor, New York, NY 10003). Tickets are $18 and available at www.3VTheatre.com. (more...)

Crowdfunding Film Campaign Launched to Commemorate 100 Years of the Armenian Genocide
by Movies News Desk - Apr 23, 2014

Flawless Production Inc. is currently running a campaign on the popular crowd funding site IndieGOGO to fund the production of their feature film 'Armenia; My Country, My Mother , My Love'. (more...)

Cast Announced for Noor Theatre's 3-Part Production THE MYTH PROJECT, 5/1-4
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2014

A diverse cast of thirteen join Noor Theatre Artistic Director Lameece Issaq, Executive Director Maha Chehlaoui, and Producing Artistic Director Nancy Vitale for the world premiere of The Myth Project. This director-driven workshop production in three parts from Director/Writers Kareem Fahmy, Noelle Ghoussaini, and Pirronne Yousefzadeh, runs in repertory from Thursday, May 1 through Sunday, May 4 at New York Theatre Workshop's 4th Street Theatre. (more...)

AMERICAN IDOL Preview: Country & Rock 'n Roll - Full Set List Revealed!
by TV News Desk - Apr 23, 2014

On tonight's AMERICAN IDOL on FOX, the remaining six contestants will be tasked with singing both a Country and a Rock 'n Roll tune for the judges and TV viewers. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Nick Fogarty, Creator Of BEST OF FRIENDS
by Carrie Dunn - Apr 23, 2014

There aren't enough superlatives to praise the work of the Landor Theatre in promoting new musical theatre. At the moment, though, they're not just promoting a new show - they've practically rescued one from ignominy. (more...)

BWW Exclusive: New York Pops Spotlight on Capathia Jenkins
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2014

BroadwayWorld recently chatted with featured performer Capathia Jenkins about her upcoming appearance in the special celebration: (more...)

CHALK FARM to Receive US Premiere at Brits Off Broadway, Begin. 5/21
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2014

59E59 Theaters has introduced ThickSkin to New York with the US premiere of CHALK FARM, written by Kieran Hurley & AJ Taudevin, and directed by Neil Bettles. Part of Brits Off Broadway, CHALK FARM begins performances on Wednesday, May 21 for a limited engagement through Sunday, June 8. Press opening is Wednesday, May 28 at 7:30 PM. The performance schedule is Tuesday - Thursday at 7:30 PM; Friday at 8:30 PM; Saturday at 2:30 PM & 8:30 PM; and Sunday at 3:30 PM & 7:30 PM. Performances are at 59E59 Theaters (59 East 59th Street, between Park and Madison Avenues). Tickets are $25 ($17.50 for 59E59 Members). To purchase tickets, call Ticket Central at (212) 279-4200 or visit www.59e59.org. (more...)

Plácido Domingo's OPERALIA Returns to Los Angeles, Tickets On Sale Now, 8/25-30
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2014

This summer, 40 of the most exciting young singers from every corner of the globe will converge upon Los Angeles to compete in Operalia, the prestigious voice competition created byPlácido Domingo to discover the next generation of international operatic superstars. This year's contest, its third time in Los Angeles, will be hosted by LA Opera from August 25 through 30, 2014. Tickets to the competition's final round—a Gala Finals Concert conducted by Mr. Domingo at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion at 7:00pm on Saturday, August 30—are now on sale. (more...)

Kylie Minogue to Perform, George Takei to be Honored at GLAAD NYC Media Awards
by TV News Desk - Apr 22, 2014

GLAAD, the nation's lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) media advocacy organization, today announced that global superstar Kylie Minogue will perform at the 25th Annual GLAAD Media Awards in New York (more...)

Maxwell to Bring SUMMER SOLSTICE to Minneapolis' State Theatre, 6/15
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2014

Maxwell, the Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter, record producer and multi-instrumentalist known for his show-stopping performances, brings his “Summer Solstice” tour to the State Theatre at 7 p.m. on Sunday, June 15, 2014 for a night of R&B, funk, soul, neo-soul and jazz. After his latest release, “BLACKsummers'night” in 2009, Maxwell returns to the scene to reveal new material as part of a planned trilogy to be showcased on this tour. Maxwell described his new work in a recent interview with Billboard Music as “about the last day of summer…it has that bittersweet feel to it.” Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. on Friday, April 25. To purchase and for more information visit HennepinTheatreTrust.org or call 1.800.982.2787. (more...)

Introducing Find Your Influence
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2014

'We built FYI on a simple premise,' said Jamie Reardon Sims, who co-founded FYI with Cristine Vieira after working together on influencer campaigns. 'Influencers generate great content about products, services and websites they love, and should be financially rewarded for it by brands. It's really best case scenario for both parties.' (more...)

Julia Jarcho's NOMADS Set for Incubator Arts Project, 5/30-6/15
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2014

NOMADS, written by Julia Jarcho and directed by Alice Reagan, will perform May 30-June 15, 2014 at 8pm, Saturday June 6 at 2pm & 8pm; Sunday June 15 at 5pm & 8pm. (more...)

White Sea to Release Debut Studio Album 'In Cold Blood, 5/20
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2014

White Sea, the moniker of Los Angeles based recording artist and producer Morgan Kibby, will release her highly anticipated debut studio album In Cold Blood on May 20th via Crush Music/SONGS. (more...)

Palace Theatre to Add Stadium-Style Seating for This Summer's HOLLER IF YA HEAR ME
by Louisa Brady - Apr 22, 2014

According to the Wall Street Journal, audience members seated in the orchestra of the upcoming Broadway musical, 'Holler If Ya Hear Me,' will have a movie-theatre-esque experience. The production is spending $200,000 to alter the arrangement of seats in the orchestra, with hopes of augmenting the theatre's sense of intimacy. (more...)

Monster and Military.com Host National Veteran Employment Summit
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2014

The National Veteran Employment Summit will take place on April 30th at the Renaissance Mayflower Hotel from 8 am to 5 pm. (more...)

ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT Creator Mitch Hurwitz Signs Multi-Year Deal, Will Pen New Netflix Series
by TV News Desk - Apr 22, 2014

Deadline writes that ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT creator Mitch Hurwitz has just signed a multi-year deal with Netflix to write and produce new original series through The Hurwitz Company. (more...)

Hauschka, Arias & Ratzke, Lily & Madeleine, Reverend Billy, Julia Haltigan and More Set for Joe's Pub, Now thru 5/4
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2014

Joe's Pub at The Public has announced its upcoming performances, running tomorrow, April 23 through May 4, 2014. Details below! (more...)

BWW Reviews: MAY VIOLETS SPRING: Elseworld Elsinore
by Duncan Pflaster - Apr 22, 2014

Dare Lab presents the new verse play 'May Violets Spring' in which James Parenti cleverly rewrites Hamlet to make Ophelia a central and active character. (more...)

RingCentral Awarded a 2014 CRM Excellence Award Presented by CUSTOMER Magazine
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2014

The RingCentral Office Enterprise Edition securely delivers quality voice, fax, text and conferencing for businesses, regardless of size, locations, or type of device. This cloud business communications solution adapts to the unique needs of each business and scales instantly as the customer grows—without unnecessary hardware and maintenance expenses. (more...)

LAMC to Close High School Choir Fest at Walt Disney Concert Hall, 5/2
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2014

The Los Angeles Master Chorale (LAMC) opens the doors of Walt Disney Concert Hall to the public on Friday, May 2, 2014, 11 am and 1 pm, for two free concerts culminating the Chorale's highly regarded High School Choir Festival, which this year features the world premiere of Es Tu Tiempo composed for the Festival's 25th anniversary by 2011 MacArthur Fellowship recipient Francisco Nuñez, artistic director of the Young Peoples Choir of New York City who is acclaimed for seamlessly fusing a wide gamut of cultural and musical idioms. The 11 am performance features a concert by the professional Los Angeles Master Chorale Chamber Singers under the direction of Associate Conductor Lesley Leighton. At 1 pm, one of the largest high school choir festivals in the nation showcases the remarkable vocal talents of nearly 1,000 students from 28 Southland high schools in a massive chorus conducted by LAMC Music Director Grant Gershon. The afternoon concert also includes three songs performed by the prestigious 80-voice Festival Honor Choir, comprised of students from the participating high schools who were nominated by their teachers. (more...)

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